Aug 25, 2016

U.S. goalkeeper Solo receives six-month suspension

U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics. Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the ...

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

Aug 20, 2016

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany’s first Olympic gold medal — even jumping onto the players’ dogpile. What a way to go out. Dzsenifer Marozsan scored early in the second half ...

Sweden ousts U.S. in quarters

Aug 13, 2016

Sweden ousts U.S. in quarters

Taunted by local fans since the Olympics began and stinging from a surprising loss, Hope Solo called Sweden a “bunch of cowards.” The U.S. goalkeeper criticized the Swedes for the way they played Friday in beating the Americans in a penalty shootout — a ...

Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Aug 11, 2016

Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Japan’s quest for its first Olympic medal in men’s soccer since Mexico City in 1968 will continue for another four years to Tokyo after being eliminated from the Rio Games on Wednesday. Japan dominated Sweden 1-0 in its final Group B game for its ...

Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

Jul 30, 2016

Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

She was off duty and wearing a bikini, but that didn’t stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief. A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden. “My first intervention while wearing ...

Jun 16, 2016

Nadeshiko Japan to travel to Sweden for friendly

Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan will play Sweden away in a friendly next month, the Japan Football Association said on Thursday. Asako Takakura’s side will play the Swedes at Guldfageln Arena in Kalmar on July 21 and will also play club side Kristianstad ...